A roof lantern is a daylighting cupola architectural element. Architectural lanterns are atop a larger roof and provide natural light into the space or room below. In contemporary use it is an architectural skylight structure. The term 'roof top lantern' is used to describe the lighted decorative lanterns atop taxi cabs in Japan, designed to reflect the cultural heritage of Japanese paper lanterns.
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“The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night”
—Langston Hughes (19021967)
“Saturday mornings we listened to Red Lantern & his undersea folk.
At 11, Lets Pretend/& we did/& I, the poet, still do, Thank God!”
—Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)